SV Library Book Sale - this Saturday

Join us for our annual book sale event

Saturday, December 3 / 10am - 4pm

The book sale begins before the library opens on Saturday, so enter at the rear of the library!  All proceeds to benefit programs and supplies at the library.

We have lots of great books available for sale and look forward to seeing you there.

You're Invited to the TEDx Event - Thu, Dec 1

The Scotts Valley Library branch will be hosting a special TEDx Event on Thursday, December 1 from 11:00am-6:30pm. The theme for this video event will be "TEDxWomen" and will be hosted by Pat Mitchell and live-streamed from the Paley Centers for Media in Los Angeles and New York.

It will continue the global conversation that started at TEDWomen in 2010 about how women and girls are re-shaping the future. The speakers scheduled to appear include: Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Lauren Hodge, Barbara Walters, Dr Mehmet Oz, Jennifer Newsom and many more.

Join us at 11:00 at the Library for what will be a very stimulating day of conversation.

Author Talk on Wednesday, November 16

Please join us in the Fireside Room at the Scotts Valley Library for our next Author Talk:

Featured AuthorDevik Schreiner
Book: Search A Darker Sky: A Cleft Mind
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Tickets Available for Tonight's Event!

Don't miss the "Murder in the Library" mystery evening tonight at 7pm, there are some tickets available which you can buy on the door.

Read the article published in the Sentinel!

Don't forget to buy your tickets!

- You can buy "Murder in the Libary" tickets at the Library until Thursday.
- Friday and Saturday buy your ticket at Zinnia's or email the Friends at to purchase.  The library will be closed Friday and Saturday as they upgrade the library system.

See you Saturday!
The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library invite you to join them for their third annual fundraiser....  "Murder in the Library".

This engaging and interactive evening at the new Scotts Valley Library will be scripted and performed by Janet A. Rudolph’s Murder on the Menu. Appetizer stations will be woven around the murder mystery, a no-host bar will be offered, and a live auction for five “big ticket” items will be held just before the arrest of the guilty person that evening. 

Tickets are limited, so don’t delay!

Buy Tickets at: the Library, Mint & Zinnia's.

An Afternoon with Local Authors

Saturday, September 17 - 3:30pm  /  Fireside Meeting Room

Join the Friends of the Library Scotts Valley Chapter for an afternoon with local authors:

In Floating Point, Shelley and her family seek to shorten a daunting commute to Silicon Valley by moving to a boat. After purchasing an elderly Chris-Craft, the family hoists anchor for a voyage across the San Francisco Bay, but the journey turns out to be far longer and richer. Floating Point chronicles an adventure lived beneath the radar of suburban life as the new owners of the Egret learn the ropes and are eventually transformed by their life on the water just off Silicon Valley.

This travel memoir explores the waterfront with zest, humor, and occasional haunting beauty as a mid-life fantasy collides with practical realities.

Jacob Sackin - author "Islands"
Stuck inside a giant pyramid in a future devastated by global warming, Saskia is bored with her artificial life and yearns to experience the natural world. Abbie, a descendent of those who took refuge in the mountains when the climate changed, lives in the natural world Saskia longs to see. Using her hunting and tracking skills, Abbie and her brothers struggle to survive in the threatening wilderness. In her quiet moments, Abbie dreams of finding a place where they can live in peace. Neither of the girls are aware of the existence of the other, until the death of Saskia's grandfather and Abbie's search for a lost village brings them together. Their meeting is reminiscent of the first contact between Europeans and Native Americans, except this time the encounter is not between two separate races, but two girls whose ancestry comes from all over the world. Abbie and Saskia face difficult choices and both must decide whether they will return to the familiar worlds of their past or risk the unknown.

Community Day at the Library

To celebrate the Scotts Valley Community Day we will be giving a tour of our new Scotts Valley Library at 3pm on Saturday, September 10.  Join us on the tour, sign up your children for library cards, and find out more about Scotts Valley Friends of the Library.

Come out and enjoy all the activities planned for the Scotts Valley Community Day. It's a day for our whole community to come together to raise much needed money for Scotts Valley public schools, by shopping, dining and playing at local businesses.

Grand Opening Event

Stilt walkers, jugglers, face painters and members of the community heralded the grand opening of the new Scotts Valley library on June 18. Following speeches by city Council member Jim Reed, Mayor Dene Bustichi, Library Director Teresa Landers, and President of the Friends of the Library Scotts Valley chapter Elizabeth Walch, community residents rushed inside, eager to see the interior of the library. There were plenty of smiles and words of praise as everyone viewed the children’s and teen’s areas, the fireplace meeting room, artwork by local artists, and all the other new features.

As people began streaming into the building, many paused to find their names on the bricks that create a colorful inlay at the entryway. The bricks were a part of the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Scotts Valley library and contributed to the nearly $200,000 that was raised to upgrade the library’s interior.

The Kiwanis provided a BBQ, booths were set up in the parking lot with food, facepainting and crafts for children. Inside, over 1000 community members visited the new library and nearly 100 registered for a library card, 25 people become a member of Friends of the Library, and many made a charitable donation to the Friends of the Library.

You're Invited to the Grand Opening!!

Saturday, June 18 - 11am-3pm

Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony at 11am, then enjoy the day's activities - storytelling, arts & crafts, music, and food.  Get a tour of the new library!

What an exciting day for Scotts Valley - come celebrate, bring your children, family, friends and neighbors!

Construction Progress

As our grand opening date approaches we are working hard - construction is progressing, take a look at how the project is coming together. Visit our photo galley and follow the journey to build the new library.

Here's a sneak peak of some of the latest photos....

Sales of the Rear Patio Bricks Open

The rear patio is being planned for and dedicated bricks can be purchased here. If you missed the deadline for the entryway bricks, don't miss this opportunity to show your support for the library and create a lasting legacy for your business or family.

Approx $36,000 worth of bricks were purchased by the community for the entryway. The bricks are scheduled to be installed the week of April 18th.

Donations can still be made online and there are still naming opportunities available.